Monthly Archives: July, 2010

Bathroom Chatter and Panty Talk

In my experience, there are two types of people in this world: those who discuss their bodily functions openly and at length, and those who do not. (In case you haven’t been following along, I will give you a moment to guess which category Dr Smiter falls into.) Alas, as with many such things in …

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The Bedbug Challenge

Last night I arrived home after a long day at the Orifice to find the Magical Pest Control truck parked (dare I say concealed) behind our building once again. As you can imagine, my heart sank. I parked the car & trudged leadenly toward the back door, but was waylaid by the super, who was …

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Word of the Day: Multifocals

Pronunciation: MUHL-tee-foh-kuhls Definition: (of an eyeglass lens) having several focusing areas that correct for both nearsightedness and farsightedness. Usage: Here are your new multifocals. We take all major credit cards plus your firstborn blond male child (who is probably in his twenties by now, given that you’re getting multifocals). Please don’t wear them home on …

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Word of the Day: Do-over

Growing up with a mentally ill parent is probably not anyone’s idea of a fun time. Certainly it leaves a mark; my brother had nightmares well into his 30s and to this day I bolt like a rabbit from anyone who appears to be even momentarily off their medication. When Bluetooth devices first appeared on …

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